Municipal Building Busy With Assembly and Council Gatherings


Jennifer Canfield/KMXT

At last night’s work session the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly discussed an amendment to the 2012 budget that would allow for a $500,000 contribution from the borough to the Baranof Park improvements project.

Meanwhile, the Kodiak City Council was meeting upstairs. The council appointed Santa Claus as head of the Department of Holiday Celebration. A brief investigation by KMXT showed that the council failed to advertise for the position, but we’re not gonna make a big deal out of it at this time.

Assemblyman Dave Kaplan spoke in favor of the budget amendment.

(Boro 1 :31 "I’m hearing it from the … that this moves forward soon.")

Also on the agenda, the assembly discussed details about a contract for a fisheries analyst that would be funded by the borough and the city. The only candidate for the position is former Alaska Department of Fish and Game commissioner Denby Lloyd. Assemblywoman Louise Stuttes had previously been against the contract. However, last night she said she had changed her mind.

(Boro 2 :19 "I cannot say enough … individual that’s gonna fill it.")

The assembly will meet on Tuesday for a special work session update on the Kodiak High School upgrade. The next assembly regular meeting is December 15th. On that agenda is the introduction of the fisheries analyst contract.

While the assembly was in a work session last night, the Kodiak City Council held their regular meeting. The council authorized their end of an agreement that would contract Lloyd to inform the local governments on fisheries issues.

In further businesses, the council voted in the holiday season. Council member Charles Davidson read the resolution.

(Boro CC 3 :23 "There is hereby appropriated … sentenced to one year of regret.")

The city council’s next meeting is a work session scheduled for January 5th.


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